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Announcing the 2007 James Beard Foundation Award Winners!

May 2007


2007 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

For cookbooks published in 2006

Category: Asian Cooking
Cradle of Flavor
Author: James Oseland
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Category: Baking and Dessert
Baking: From My Home to Yours
Author: Dorie Greenspan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Editor: Rux Martin
Category: Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Alain Ducasse’s Desserts and Pastries
Author: Alain Ducasse and Frederic Robert
Publisher: Les Editions D’Alain Ducasse
Editor: Stephanie Ruyer
Category: Entertaining
The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining
Author: Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Editor: Harriet Bell
Category: Food of the Americas
The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook
Authors: Matt Lee and Ted Lee
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Category: General
Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Everyday
Author: Roy Finamore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Editor: Rux Martin
Category: Healthy Focus
Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way
Author: Lorna Sass
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Editor: Rica Allannic
Category: International
The Soul of a New Cuisine
Author: Marcus Samuelsson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Editor: Pam Chirls
Category: Reference
What to Eat
Author: Marion Nestle
Publisher: North Point/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Editor: Paul Elie
Category: Single Subject
The Essence of Chocolate
Authors: John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Editor: Leslie Wells
Category: Wine and Spirits
Romancing the Vine
Author: Alan Tardi
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Editor: Elizabeth Beier
Category: Writing on Food
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: The Penguin Press
Editor: Ann Godoff
Category: Photography
Michael Mina
Photographer: Karl Petzke
Publisher: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company
Editor: Michael Sand
Category: Cookbook of the Year
The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook
Authors: Matt Lee and Ted Lee
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli

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WINNERS
2007 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

For articles published in 2006

Category: Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs With or Without Recipes
Barbara Yost
The Arizona Republic
“Bringing a Restaurant to Life”
10/29/06
   
Category: Newspaper Feature Writing With Recipes
Janet Fletcher
San Francisco Chronicle
“Bringing Duck Home”
10/25/06
   
Category: Newspaper Feature Writing Without Recipes
Elaine Cicora
Cleveland Scene
“Soul Kitchen”
2/1/06
   
Category: Newspaper or Magazine Restaurant Review or Critique
Rebekah Denn
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Heads Up on Lovely Veil: Not One of the Best Yet”, ”We Went Trolling for the City’s Best Crab Cakes”, “Tiny Sitka and Spruce Makes a Big Splash”
2/10/06, 5/12/06, 5/26/06
   
Category: Newspaper, Newsletter or Magazine Reporting on Nutrition or Food-Related Consumer Issues
Colleen Pierce, R.D.
Child Magazine
“Solving the Sugar Crisis”
6-7/06
   
Category: Newspaper, Newsletter or Magazine Columns
Dara Moskowitz
City Pages (Minneapolis)
“Take the Cannoli”, “The Importance of Burgers”, “Weirded Out By Wine”’
4/12/06, 5/17/06, 10/18/06
   
Category: Newspaper Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer
Eric Felten
The Wall Street Journal
“He Drinks, She Drinks”
10/21/06
Dara Moskowitz
City Pages (Minneapolis)
“Asked and Answered”
11/08/06
Category: Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs With or Without Recipes
James Villas
Saveur
“Vive le Restaurant”
4/06
 
Category: Magazine Feature Writing With Recipes
Colman Andrews
Saveur
“Ireland - From Farm to Fork”
3/06
   
Category: Magazine Feature Writing Without Recipes
Scott Simon
Gourmet
“Conflict Cuisine”
4/06
   
Category: Magazine Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer
Fiona Morrison, MW
Wine & Spirits Magazine
“Chambolle-Musigny”
10/06
   
Category: Newspaper Section
San Francisco Chronicle
Miriam Morgan and Jon Bonne
   
Category: Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurant or Nutrition
Leite’s Culinaria
David Leite and Linda Avery
   
Category: Multi-Media Writing on Food, Beverage, Restaurant or Nutrition
Edward Deitch
MSNBC.com/NBC Mobile
“On the Trail of Great Californian Syrah”
12/6/06
   
Category: MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Jesse Katz
Los Angeles Magazine
“Wheels of Fortune”
10/06
   

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WINNERS
2007 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards

For television, webcasting and radio programs aired in 2006

Category: Television Food Segment, National or Local
CBS News “Sunday Morning”
Host: Charles Osgood
Correspondent: Martha A. Teichner
Network: CBS
Producers:
Judith Hole, Catherine Kim, Remington Korper, Robin Skeete, Jason Schmidt
Category: Television Food Special
Food Trip with Todd English
Host: Todd English
Network: PBS Nationwide
Air date: 10/06
Producers:
Laurie Donnelly, Hillary Finkel Buxton, Jord Poster, Deborah Hurley, Renards Cohen, Moses Shumow, Cristina Courey
Category: Television Food Show, Local
Check, Please! Bay Area
Host: Leslie Sbrocco
Network: KQED Public Television
Air date: 3/23/06
Producer: Tina Salter
Category: Television Food Show, National
Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie
Host: Ruth Reichl
Network: PBS
Air date: 10/06
Producers: Ruth Reichl, Laurie Donnelly, Lydia Tenaglia, Chris Collins, Giulio Capua, Robert Curran
Category: Radio Food Show
The Leonard Lopate Show’s Holiday Recipe Swap
Host: Leonard Lopate
Area: WNYC, Podcast, XM Satelite
Producer: Melissa Eagan
Category: Webcast
Savoring the Best of World Flavors: Volume One: India, Spain, Mexico and Thailand
Host: Bill Briwa
Website: www.ciaprochef.com
Producers: John Barkley, Greg Drescher

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WINNERS
2007 James Beard Foundation Design and Graphics Awards

Category: Outstanding Restaurant Design
For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2004
Design Firm:
Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis
LTL Architects

Designers:
Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. Lewis
147 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
212-505-5955

For Project:
Xing Restaurant
785 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
646-289-3010

Category: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics
For the best restaurant graphics executed in North America since January 1, 2004
Design Firm:
Baron and Baron
Designers:
Fabien Baron, Takashi Hiratsuka
250 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10107
212-397-8000

For Project:
Buddakan
75 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
212-989-2245


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WINNERS
2007 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards

CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR AWARD PRESENTED BY WATERFORD WEDGWOOD
A WORKING RESTAURATEUR, ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN MULTIPLE RESTAURANTS IN THE UNITED STATES, WHO HAS SET UNIFORMLY HIGH NATIONAL STANDARDS AS A CREATIVE FORCE IN THE KITCHEN AND/OR IN RESTAURANT OPERATIONS. MUST HAVE BEEN IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS.
Thomas Keller
The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599
707-944-2380
CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING CHEF AWARD PRESENTED BY ALL-CLAD COOKWARE
THE WORKING CHEF IN AMERICA WHOSE CAREER HAS SET NATIONAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND WHO HAS SERVED AS AN INSPIRATION TO OTHER FOOD PROFESSIONALS. MUST HAVE BEEN A WORKING CHEF FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.
Michel Richard
Citronelle
The Latham Hotel
3000 M. Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-625-2150
CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD PRESENTED BY S.PELLEGRINO
THE RESTAURANT IN THE U.S. THAT SERVES AS A NATIONAL STANDARD BEARER OF CONSISTENCY OF QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE IN FOOD, ATMOSPHERE
AND SERVICE. RESTAURANT MUST HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS.
Frontera Grill
Chef/Owners: Rick and Deann Bayless
449 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312- 661-0381

CATEGORY: BEST NEW RESTAURANT
A RESTAURANT OPENED IN 2006 THAT ALREADY DISPLAYS EXCELLENCE IN FOOD, BEVERAGE AND SERVICE, AND IS LIKELY TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IN YEARS TO COME.
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Chef/Owner:
Joël Robuchon
57 E. 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212-350-6658
CATEGORY: RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CONTESSA PREMIUM FOODS
A CHEF, AGE 30 OR YOUNGER, WHO DISPLAYS AN IMPRESSIVE TALENT, AND WHO IS LIKELY TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRY IMPACT IN YEARS TO COME.
David Chang
Momofuku Noodle Bar
163 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
212-475-7899
CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF AWARD PRESENTED BY ALL-CLAD BAKEWARE
A CHEF OR BAKER WHO PREPARES DESSERTS, PASTRIES OR BREADS, WHO SERVES AS A NATIONAL STANDARD BEARER OF EXCELLENCE.
MUST HAVE BEEN A PASTRY CHEF OR BAKER FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.
Michael Laskonis
Le Bernardin
155 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
212- 554-1515
CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE AWARD PRESENTED BY WATERFORD
A RESTAURANT THAT DISPLAYS AND ENCOURAGES EXCELLENCE IN WINE SERVICE THROUGH A WELL-PRESENTED WINE LIST, KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF AND EFFORTS TO EDUCATE CUSTOMERS ABOUT WINE. RESTAURANT MUST HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION AT LEAST FIVE YEARS.
Michel Richard Citronelle
Wine Director:
Mark Slater
3000 M. Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-625-2150
CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL AWARD PRESENTED BY SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS
A WINEMAKER, BREWER OR SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL WHO HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL IMPACT IN THE WINE AND SPIRITS INDUSTRY.
MUST HAVE BEEN IN PROFESSION AT LEAST FIVE YEARS.
Paul Draper
Ridge Vineyards
17100 Monte Bello Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-867-3233
CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
A RESTAURANT THAT DEMONSTRATES HIGH STANDARDS OF HOSPITALITY AND SERVICE. MUST HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.
Tru
Owners: Rick Tramonto, Gale Gand and Richard Melman
676 N. St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312-202-0001

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BEST CHEFS IN AMERICA PRESENTED BY AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
CHEFS WHO HAVE SET NEW OR CONSISTENT STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE REGIONS. CHEFS MAY BE FROM ANY KIND OF DINING ESTABLISHMENT AND MUST HAVE BEEN A WORKING CHEF FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS. THE THREE MOST RECENT YEARS MUST HAVE BEEN SPENT IN THE REGION WHERE CHEF IS PRESENTLY WORKING.

CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: PACIFIC (CA, HI)
traci des jardins best chef pacificTraci Des Jardins
Jardiniére
300 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-861-5555
 
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA) TIE
rj cooper best chef mid westRJ Cooper
Vidalia
1990 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-659-1990
Frank Ruta
Palena
3529 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
202 -537-9250
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: MIDWEST (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
celina tiobest chef midwestCelina Tio
The American Restaurant
200 E 25th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-545-8000
 
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES (IL, IN, MI, OH)
grant achatz best chef great lakesGrant Achatz
Alinea
1723 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
312- 867-0110
 
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: NEW YORK CITY (FIVE BOROUGHS)
David Waltuck
Chanterelle
2 Harrison Street
New York, NY 10013
212-966-6960
 
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: NORTHEAST (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)
frank mcclelland best chefFrank McClelland
L’Espalier
30 Glouchester Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-262-3023
 
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
john sundstron best chefJohn Sundstrom
Lark
926 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206-323-5275
 
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
scott peacock southeastScott Peacock
Watershed
406 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
404-378-4900
 
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT)
Nobuo Fukuda best chef southwestNobuo Fukuda
Sea Saw
7133 East Stetson Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-481-9463
 
CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: SOUTH (AL. AR, FL, LA, MS)
donald link best chef southDonald Link
Herbsaint
701 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
504- 524-4114
 

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